Gorgeous Rotel RP-3000 Direct Drive Turntable + SME 3009 + Rega Cart for Sale

Gorgeous Rotel RP-3000 Direct Drive Turntable + SME 3009 + Rega Cart for Sale

Wow! New for sale, this gorgeous, fully serviced and set-up vintage Rotel RP-3000 direct drive turntable. It comes complete with legendary SME 3009 Series 2 tonearm and Rega Bias MM cartridge, for just $995.

This stunning, vintage Rotel RP-3000 is finished in real wood veneer and has some great features. The Rotel RP-3000 is a 2-speed, manual control, direct-drive turntable system with pitch control. It also has a useful built-in spirit level, which allows you to get your deck perfectly level, using the adjustable feet, or shims under the feet which I prefer.

The deck itself is beautiful, with smoked acrylic lid and real walnut finish. When you add in a legendary SME 3009 S2 Improved tonearm, itself worth around $600, and a lovely warm low-hours Rega Bias MM cartridge, you have a killer deck. This is ideal for anyone wanting their first proper turntable setup, or someone perhaps upgrading from a belt drive or inferior DD machine.

Rotel RP-3000

Rotel RP-3000

Naturally, I’ve performed the tedious multi-step set-up process for you, saving you time and money. This includes setting tracking force, anti-skate, lateral balance, arm ride height, arm alignment, and cartridge alignment. I’ve also recently serviced the turntable.

This awesome vintage turntable setup sounds absolutely amazing and is looking for a good home. If interested, get in touch!

Specifications (Courtesy of the Vinyl Engine)

Motor: pulse determinant AC servo motor
Drive: direct-drive
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Speed control range: +-5%
Wow and flutter: 0.05% WRMS
Signal to noise ratio: better than 60dB
Platter: 310mm, full-size, aluminium die-cast, strobe on rim
Tonearm: SME static-balanced, j-shaped pipe arm, oil-damped cueing device, direct-readout stylus gauge counterweight, anti-skating device, arm height adjusting device
Length: 230mm
Overhang: 12mm, with variable overhang slider tonearm base
Cartridge weight range: 4 to 14g
Dimensions: 470 x 350 x 190mm
Weight: 8.2kg (220/240V)

Rotel RP-3000

Rotel RP-3000

Rotel RP-3000

 

Rotel RP-3000

Liquid Mike

At 10 I was pulling apart electronics and by 13 I'd have Dad's hi-fi in pieces when my parents went out! Later, I started Liquid Audio, a specialist electronics repairer known for detail-focused service, repair and restoration of hi-fi electronics & turntables. Keeping classic hi-fi gear alive and well is what we do. Our mission: to deliver TLC for classic Japanese, American and European hi-fi stereo equipment. In my spare time, I ride motorcycles, travel, listen to music and research interesting topics.

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